Question – What Is The Silliest Title You’ve Ever Come Across?
It must be quite stressful for an author and their editor to come up with the perfect title for a book. Think about it – it readers don’t like your title, they could be completely turned off from even trying your book! The wrong title can also give potential readers the completely wrong idea about your story and it could also cause giggles instead of interest. You know, like these…
The Spaniard’s Defiant Virgin
In the Australian Billionaire’s Arms
Forced Wife, Royal Love-Child
Bought: Destitute Yet Defiant
Untamed Italian, Blackmailed Innocent
The Morning After (Forbidden!)
Desert Prince, Defiant Virgin
His Pregnancy Ultimatum (Expecting!)
The Husband She Never Knew
As you probably guessed, these are all titles of books in the Harlequin Presents series. I think Harlequin Presents have the best / worst titles. I often wonder who actually comes up with them and if the author has any say. Or is the author told to come up with a very obvious title and that’s what they stick with? Of course, there are some ‘regular’ titles available in that series, such as Seduction, Beyond Compare and Innocent Sins but most of the titles are a little on the silly side (in my opinion). Do the titles turn me off from reading? Nope. I don’t really read them because I just don’t have the time. And in this case, it’s Harlequin so I expect the titles to be a little wonky. But by far, this series holds some of the silliest titles I have ever come across.
How about you… What are some of the silliest titles you’ve ever come across?